, low fidelity liviing
, folk, andy mitchell, baby birds don't drink milk, case jones, dot coma, electric needle room, ember schrag, if it ain't breakfast don't fix it, jad fair, jordan mayland, matty cries, murder mystery, murzik, nuclear rodeo, my cell phone is better than your cell phone, people's pop enemble, poland, robert church and the holy community, shortpants romance, soft skin now acne, swansea recreation centre, the cryogenic strawberries, the mother z's, unbunny, you are home
Like most good ideas in life, Low Fidelity Living started because I have a big mouth and wanted to impress a group of relative strangers.
“How about putting out a CD-r compilation series that you were encouraged to pirate? “
Now I know it’s not a very original idea, there had been plenty of mix tape chain letters and other similar project in the past, and yes I had already heard about them, but for Ames, Iowa in 2000 it seemed like a pretty neat idea.
Well the idea went over so well in fact that someone from that particular open mic night emailed me about it the next day. With a bit of encouragement from Joe Terry (the Poison Control Center, Solo) and the people at Big Headed Man Productions, Thus was born Low Fidelity Living and the seeds of Workerbee Records.
As I go off and do other projects, I always come back to do another Low Fidelity Living. I might have been naive, and probably still am, but the idea of getting free music to the people who actually want to hear it still appeals to me, and that’s why it’s morphed and continued to this day a decade later.
I hope you enjoy the fruit of bumbling into something special.
Low Fidelity Living 5 will always make me smile, not only did I get a contribution from a living legend and a personal hero of mine (Jad Fair), this is the compilation that has completely changed the face of Workerbee Records. Every track is incredibly good!
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk
Electric Needle Room
if it ain’t breakfast don’t fix it
my cell phone is better than your cell phone
People’s Pop Ensemble
Robert Church and the holy community
Soft Skin Now Acne
Swansea Recreation Centre
The Cryogenic Strawberries
The Mother Z’s
You Are Home
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